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An Ode to Misery

A.H. Mittelman

By Alex H Mittelman Published 5 months ago 1 min read
An Ode to Misery
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An ode to our dear friend, misery:

Life is a monotonous drudgery, a sinuous, sentient maze that reveals sinister revelations, conniving contradictions to convince you life is worth living. It continuously creates credible, wondrous creatures, then tells you something sensuous and sensational is around the corner, you just need to go on a little farther, live a little longer, have another glass of wine. But life is deceptive, because something better rarely ever is. Then life repeats itself, repeats its beautiful lies, and we continue to believe. We are all just pendulous puppets of life’s power trip, as it controls our plight and misery with a smile, pulling our strings every chance it gets. Your equanimity wont matter, life’s treacherous lessons will leave you tremulous, alone and melancholy. Life will treat you churlishly, because life is miserable. Life will drag you into its trenches and dig its heinous claws into you, never allowing you to escape, not until deaths final surrender.

But there’s a flaw in life’s fatal plan to make us all miserable before we rot, decay and die. Misery loves company. So maybe if we’re all miserable together, we’ll all be happy together. Together, maybe, just maybe, we can all finally live in the euphoric ecstasy that we all desire. And maybe that’s the point life is trying to make, we all need each other to be happy. If we all have to rot and decay anyway, let’s do it together and enjoy the ride.

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Alex H Mittelman

I love writing and just finished my first novel. Writing since I was nine. I’m on the autism spectrum but that doesn’t stop me! If you like my stories, click the heart, leave a comment. Link to book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CQZVM6WJ

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Comments (13)

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    This monster which is life and time. It has a hold on us and we can do not a thing to change the inevitable end. As you say, band together and enjoy the roller coaster laughing hysterically.

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    Lots of truth to these words. I especially loved the line ‘beautiful lies’ it says so much about emotional turmoil. Loved this tribute!

  • Mohameen Moshood5 months ago

    Great job

  • L.C. Schäfer5 months ago

    life repeats itself, repeats its beautiful lies - I love that bit.

  • J.B. Rage5 months ago

    love this!!!

  • Though I can't say I agree with how you got to the end, I do believe that there is a lot of Truth in the sentiment that we all need each other. I also do understand how sinister life can feel at times. Great work Alex!

  • Gargie S Anand5 months ago

    "If we all have to rot and decay anyway, let’s do it together and enjoy the ride." The perfect ending. So well articled.

  • Yayyyyy, let's rot, decay and die together! Hehehehehehe!

  • Shirley Belk5 months ago

    Sometimes we just have to grin and bear it, but a good pat on the back and laugh with others at our follies, gets us by.

  • This Ode to Misery reminded me of the Good Charlotte song ‘Misery Loves Company.” Of course, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger… though I’d rather be strong without the trials etc.😵‍💫 Together we can become stronger!

  • Rene Volpi 5 months ago

    Do you know what Siddhartha Gautama said? The first precept of Buddhism: "Life is suffering." Of course that was the introduction to the rest of its wisdom.

  • Mark Gagnon5 months ago

    If I wasn't depressed before I am now! That's okay, Alex, I'll get over it. LOL!

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